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The post-financial crisis investor is increasingly well informed. Charlotte Richards looks at how advisers are meeting this new breed of client halfway.

The combination of a turbulent economic environment and the power and reach of the internet has left clients more informed and attuned to what is going on in the economy. That can only be a good thing; savvier consumers may be more likely to seek out financial advice. Ashley Clark, chartered financial planner and director of online advice proposition Need an Adviser, has certainly seen a change in clients’ attitude. He says they have become increasingly aware of the investment climate thanks to front page headlines in daily newspapers and on websites. But what does this mean for th...

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